Residential Building Technical Diploma


The Residential Building program provides practical, hands-on learning opportunities for students preparing to enter the residential construction field. Student responsibilities will include framing to finishing a site built new home including electrical, heating and ventilation. Students will gain knowledge in “whole house” sustainable building practices. Upon completion of the home, a Focus on Energy consultant tests and rates the home for energy efficiency. The curriculum is infused with Focus on Energy standards and guidelines. The program house is built off campus. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to the job site.
Graduates will be able to

  • Demonstrate job skills and knowledge for employment in the construction industry 
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use of all tools and equipment used in the construction industry 
  • Analyze production documents to construct various building components
  • Perform structural framing assignments on a stick-built house with limited supervision
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the trades associated with the construction industry
  • Perform finish carpentry tasks with limited supervision
  • Obtain an OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry Card
  • Obtain a State of Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Card
  • Behave and communicate in a professional manner
  • Work as part of a team to accomplish a common goal
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